NEWS ALERT - Maryland lawmakers override veto of HB 1


(Jan. 12, 2018 - ANNAPOLIS, MD.) – In effectively their first order of business after gaveling in the 2018 General Assembly legislative session, Maryland legislators overrode Gov. Larry Hogan's May veto of 2017 House Bill 1 by a vote of 88-52 in the House on Thursday, and 30-17 in the Senate on Friday. This would mean that mandatory paid leave, as laid out in the bill, would become law in 30 days.

This isn't over. Our next step is to ask for a delay on the effective date. This delay would give businesses time to prepare for compliance with the law. In the meantime, we will continue working to find ways to minimize the damage the law will do to your business.

Our friends at Maryland Chamber member Shawe Rosenthal have prepared a compliance primer for your reference .

Thank you for everything you did to help us advocate for you and for the entire Maryland business community on this bill. We asked you to act, and you did. We asked for your voice, and we heard from many of you. Our joint efforts did make an impression on legislators.

We work best when we work together - so let's continue. Please tell us, early and often, about the impact mandatory paid leave has on your business. That will be the most effective way to convince lawmakers that the mandate is too much for Maryland's employers and too harmful to our state.